Messia Releford, an Avila University student, left, talks with Itto Outini at the March 6 rally of Advocates of Silenced Turkey.--Photo by Jane Stoever

Rally condemns cruelty to women in Turkey, international rise in domestic violence

A gathering of about 60 persons highlighted violence in Turkey against women as well as domestic violence internationally and locally. The local chapter of Advocates of Silenced Turkey organized the rally March 6 in Kansas City, Mo.

Cris Mann, left, and Henry Stoever hold a banner at the Jan. 22, 2021, rally to celebrate the "entry into force" of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.--Photo by Jim Hannah

PeaceWorks’ 2020-2021 Accomplishments

Among PeaceWorks-KC's accomplishments in the last 12 months are an Open Letter concerning the killing of George Floyd by a police officer, a Memorial Day rally, a virtual Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance, an online art fair, and a celebration of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Charles Carney, at a PeaceWorks rally on Memorial Day in 2020, holds out hope, saying, "We're all part of this world-wide yearning for peace!"--Photo by Jim Hannah

2022 ‘Peace Is the Way’ walk, Wichita-KC

The “Peace Is the Way” walk through Kansas next year … is a walk away from the addiction of violence and fossil fuels to honoring and listening to Mother Earth. It is a walk to expand our consciousness into the reality that nuclear weapons are illegal! It is a walk to seek humility and to hear the stories of First Nation Peoples and people who were forced onto this land into the violence of slavery.